HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yuka Saso of the Philippines rallied to win the Girls Junior PGA Championship on Friday, closing with a 3-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Jensen Castle.
The 18-year-old Saso finished at 14-under 266 at Keney Park Golf Course. She began the round a stroke behind 2017 winner Rose Zhang.
“Winning in the United States is really special,” Saso said. “It’s really hard to do since I live in Asia. I’m just really happy and thankful. … My goal this week was to play steady and have fun. I think I did that well.”
She earned a spot in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in April.
“This will help me in many ways,” Saso said. “I’m really thankful for this experience.”